Soo... I could check other stores or, will a regular copy suffice if I want to leave at home with relatives and maybe carry a copy with me on excursions?
I know this is just a precaution if we should lose ours.
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I read somewhere to make color copies of your passport and even scan them into your email as well to save in case you need a copy. I went to one nationally recognized store who said it is their policy not to make color copies of passports.Why wouldn't it?
Soo... I could check other stores or, will a regular copy suffice
Just do it on a printer at work....if you have one. Or, just copy the info....a "copy" (color or otherwise) won't really do you any good...it's not acceptable to use, but all the info is on it, if you run into trouble without the original. Just copy the info!That might be interesting.
Can't quote the law offhand, but I think it is against the law in the US - like copying currency or certain other documents. It has to do with forgery.its not....it against the law to make a false passport making a copy for your own use of your passport(color or not) is not illegal...
Yes, they said because it was a government document and their policy was not to copy it in color. I don't have color copier but have a regular one so we will go with that.so if I need a copy of my drivers license for a zillion purposes they won't do it?
from the official US State Department web site(the issuer of the passports)Yes, but it says nothing about a color copy.
"We encourage travelers to make a copy of their passport biographic page",
that is the page the picture is on...
Leave copies of your itinerary, passport data page and visas with family or friends, so you can be contacted in case of an emergency.
and not just one copy!
Make two photocopies of the passport identification page, airline tickets, driver’s license and the credit cards you plan to take. Leave one copy of each with family or friends at home, and pack the other copies separately from the originals. Leave a copy of the serial numbers of your travelers’ checks with a friend or relative at home. Carry your copy with you in a separate place and, as you cash the checks, cross them off the list.
Yes, but it says nothing about a color copy.
This means the OP can go to ANY place that has a copy machine, including the post office.
officemax, staples, office depot all have self serve copy machines.
don't you think that if they wanted to limit the copy to black and white they would say so? It says copy without limit, you know it could be read to be a copy by hand if you want to really be perverse.You're missing my point entirely.
You're missing my point entirely.you are correct, I missed the point. A black and white copy is just as good. personally I use color copies because they look better...
The OP wants a copy. I think she is mistakenly thinking she should have a color copy.
She doesn't HAVE to have a color copy - just a copy.
That means she has more options for getting a photocopy.
The local library would have a regular black and white copy machine she can use for .25 and she doesn't need to stress out over finding a place to get a color copy because a black and white copy would be just fine.